UW Cinematheque - 35mm Forever!
The Firemen's Ball (Hori, Ma Panenko) | Czechoslovakia | 1967 | 35mm | 73 min. | Czech with English subtitles Director: Milos Forman
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Cast: Jan Vostrcil, Josef Šebánek, Josef Kolb This thinly veiled political allegory and satire depicts the mounting mayhem that begins when a small town’s fire department decides to throw a big party. Forman’s last Czech production, a sharp and lucid depiction of human weakness and moral decay, was originally banned in his homeland. Presented with the support of UW’s Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA).